Nokia is feeling pretty good about the next generation of its Lumia phone — so good, in fact, that Chris Weber, its executive vice president of sales and marketing, took to Twitter late Wednesday night with a little trash talk. Simply indicating the next generation Lumia was on its way, Weber told Samsung to “Take Note.”
On Wednesday, Nokia sent out invitations for an event on Sept. 5 where it’s expected to reveal a Lumia handset running Windows Phone 8. Samsung also launched its newest tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1, on Wednesday. Weber’s tweet may have potentially been a jab that Samsung’s Note line, which also includes a smartphone. Here’s his message:
Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon. #nokia—
Chris Weber (@CWeberatNokia) August 16, 2012
Little is known about the upcoming phone; however, it’s expected to come with quite a few updates given the inclusion of Windows 8 under the hood.
Windows Phone 8 will allow Nokia to use a faster processor in the phone, higher resolution screen, and Near-Field Communication (NFC). Windows 8 also has built-in integration with VoIP services such as Skype, so calls you make and receive over VoIP look and feel like traditional calls.
One feature that will definitely be part of the updated Lumia handset -– as well as the Lumias currently on the market -– is an updated home screen.
The updated version of the screen supports three different tile sizes and can be customized to meet your own personal needs. For instance, you might make your weather app icon large, so you can see the temperature easily at a glance, while making your phone icon the smallest size, since you’ll only need it to see the number of missed calls you might have.
What do you think Nokia has in store for the next Lumia? Should Samsung be worried? Let us know your thoughts in comments.
Source: Mashable Tech
Writer: Emily Price